TBI Weekly


TBI Weekly: How MIPTV’s travails reflect the industry it seeks to serve

For better or worse, MIPTV has undergone something of a revolution over the past 12 months. Long a mainstay in the calendar for TV delegates the world over, the annual event is attempting to evolve just as the businesses that it serves are doing – and many of the questions facing the wider industry are […]

TBI Weekly: How the Mouse House is winning with Disney+

Disney left it pretty late to get into the direct-to-consumer business considering the heft of its operations and that giant back catalogue. But, as with many things the Mouse House does of late, it appears to have made an almost perfectly-timed entry that has been neatly illustrated in the company’s first quarterly results revealed since […]

TBI Weekly: Six key takeaways from Realscreen in New Orleans

I’ll just admit it. I think Realscreen, the non-fiction (OK, reality) television conference that kicks off every January is fun. And it’s not because I have three kids and a social life that never recovered since I graduated from college in 2000. It’s because the business as a whole, especially in cable, has changed mostly […]

TBI Weekly: Five key takeaways from NATPE 2020

NATPE has traditionally marked the start of the conference year for many execs across the Americas and Europe, with delegates heading to the warmer climes of Miami for discussion, deal-making and dinners overlooking the ocean. Yet the sunshine and downpours that accompanied this year’s event were reflective of the wider disruption facing the business – […]

TBI Weekly: Will Peacock strut or stumble?

WarnerMedia, Apple and Disney have all had their turns in the sun recently and yesterday it was NBCUniversal’s opportunity to shine. The company’s lavish unveiling of its much-awaited streamer  – named Peacock – at Studio 8H in New York yesterday provided further details not just about the types of programming available but also how it […]

TBI Weekly: The decade ahead

TBI has spoken to an array of leading execs from around the world to get their take on how the TV business is changing and what their businesses are doing about it. From streaming and short-form to distribution and development, we delve into the major trends affecting the content business right now and explore how […]

TBI Weekly: TBI’s favourite shows of 2019

2019 has been another stellar year for TV and the team here at TBI has been attempting to watch as much of it as humanly possible. Below are some of the choicest cuts from the past 12 months, handpicked from the ever-expanding smorgasbord of content on offer. RICHARD MIDDLETON Editor Top show: The End Of […]

TBI Weekly: Five takeaways from NEM Zagreb

From Netflix’s treatment of non-English language dramas to the potential problem of over-production in the Nordics, the topics at NEM Zagreb this week were many and varied. TBI picks out five trends which emerged from the array of international producers, distributors and broadcasters in Croatia this week. Diluting the brand Scripted product out of the […]

TBI Weekly: Pulling back the curtain on HBO Max

When the major US studios and tech giants unveiled plans to launch their own streamers, no one knew quite what that meant. Fast-forward two years, and things are becoming much clearer. Disney+ is going global with a smorgasbord of library content and an array of originals such as The Mandalorian; Apple TV has unveiled a […]

TBI Weekly: How mega-mergers are set to impact third-party distribution deals

A frenzied period of consolidation is beginning to leave an indelible mark on the distribution business as more projects and producers find themselves caught in the crosshairs of mergers. Mega-deals such as Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, the impending Banijay-Endemol merger and a Red Arrow sale on the horizon are changing the face of the distribution […]

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